October 15, 2010
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Although two movies I’ve been looking forward to for awhile (The Social Network and Let Me In) are now playing, I’ve been AWOL from the theatre lately. No worries, I’ll get to them eventually. Actually, Let Me In will have to wait for DVD since its already disappeared from my local theatre. I will definitely be seeing The Social Network this weekend though.
In the meantime, I’ve been keeping a close eye on movie news, so here’s a quick rundown of some things you might’ve missed in the last couple of weeks… Read more of this post
October 5, 2010
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A strong central performance from Aksel Hennie and a fresh look at the Norwegian perspective on World War II make Max Manus an engrossing, but not quite fully realized film.
Opening in 1939 with the Winter War between the Soviet Union and Finland, co-directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg follow Manus as he returns to Norway and joins the resistance movement. Hennie portrays Manus – one of the war’s most daring saboteurs – as a fierce patriot. “Why do you want to be a saboteur, Max?” asks a colonel early on. “My country was stolen from me, sir. And I want it back,” comes the simple reply. Read more of this post